A Model for Induction of Dysplasia in Hamster Mucosal Pouch
Induction of premalignant lesions in animal models is of high value for research purposes. This study aimed to induce dysplasia in hamster mucosal pouch for investigation of dysplastic lesions using dimethylbenz(a)anthracene. The buccal pouch of 10 hamsters was painted with dimethylbenz(a)anthracene for 10 weeks every other day. At 5 and 10 weeks, they underwent histopathological analysis. Clinically, there was no change until week 7; after which mucosal thickening occurred. Hamsters scarified at 5 weeks and 10 weeks demonstrated mild and moderate dysplasia, respectively. dimethylbenz(a)anthracene is a useful tool for inducing dysplastic lesions in the buccal pouch mucosa of hamsters.
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